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    October 31, 2012
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spirited defense. michael, thank you for your remarkable concern. i want you to know and i tweeted you, cnn didn't instruct me to be anywhere. we tried to get the story out as well as we could. and this is not our first rodeo. we paid close attention to safety concerns. >> people are watching ali on the screen and this is where -- it this looks like the first hour or two, and you look like, you know, you were really into it. but i was watching you in the fourth and fifth hour, and you really had -- i felt so bad for you. did you draw the short straw at cnn? and you are such a great business reporter, you know, what i really want to know this week, what's on the tax returns that mitt romney won't show us? that's what america wants to know. what's he hiding? >> the great thing is that ali velshi will tell us on that as well. and he is outstandingly
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courageous. we have to go. we're running late. >> if you don't like it here, come work for me. >> that is worse than standing in the water in atlantic city. >> that's true. piers, thank you very much. good evening 10:00 on the east coast. hoboken, new jersey, the fallout from sandy, still coming. new york governor andrew cuomo expecting to be briefing the media shortly. we'll bring you late-breaking details. the national guard is out in force in hoboken, across the river, a long line of ambulances, outside another big manhattan hospital, bellevue, right now, evacuating patients. 700 patients in all, this will be going on all night long after a day of running the generator, the rooftop generator with buckets of fuel from the basement, passed hand to hand up
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13 flights of stairs if you can imagine. there's that and there is this. traffic in manhattan, jammed solid. subways expected to come online tomorrow in a very limited way. people jamming buses or simply walking. things are improving, slightly in places. but this crisis is far from over, and it is evolving almost minute by minute. all of the angles tonight, starting with president obama and new jersey governor chris christie. with the election near, but the disaster now, two political rivals joined hands and got to work. they saw a shoreline battered beyond recognition, almost beyond belief. mile after mile of destruction, home after home, life after life. on the ground, at a local shelter, no political complications, just simple need, and promises from each man to needed. >> governor christie, throughout the this process has been
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responsive, he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm, and i think the people of new jersey recognized that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. i want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership. >> i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> i ask you back up, please. >> reporter: in hoboken, that meant the national guard. nowhere to be seen late last night, was out in force today. rescuing people stranded and hungry. >> you can survive one night without food, water. >> reporter: police shopper does rooftop rescues, and at sea, the navy moving three warships into the new york/new jersey area, capable of serving as offshore helicopter bases this is still a fast-moving emergency.
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proof this afternoon, evacuations at another major new york hospital, bellevue. 700 patients on the move. elsewhere in the city, though it seemed like no one moving. >> i think anybody that tried to thrive around new york city today realized there are a lot of cars on the road, traffic is very heavy. >> new york mayor's michael bloomberg announced bridges open. tomorrow, subways opened but a lot of work ahead. laguardia still closed. that crane, now they say it's tied down and secure. but elsewhere, no progress. only a clearer view of the loss. here at breezy point, more homes destroyed than first thought. and on the jersey shore, a simple fact comes home to the mayor of seaside heights. >> we're at ground zero. we're taking baby steps right now, and we'll sort it out at the end, right now, it's trying to, you know, just trying to get
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some kind of semblance of what was. >> a short time ago, new york governor andrew cuomo sweeted this picture we want to show you. a picture of national guard troops moving patients out of bellevue hospital and thanked them for their help. working tirelessly to get patients to safety and work the bucket brigade that has literally been carrying fuel to the emergency generators, up multiple flights of stairs. the evangsituaticuation could b completed by noon tomorrow. nyulangone medical center had to move patients monday night after its generators failed. bellevue, a couple of blocks south of nyu, chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joined me now live. this evacuation, going on all day. you have been covering it now for hours. is it going on all night long?
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>> it is supposed to go on all night long as well, anderson. you can see the ambulances lined up here behind me. they expect until about noon tomorrow. i talked to the chief of the hospital not that long ago. they said they are about halfway done with the evacuation. done in the order of medical triage, so the sickest patients first and as time goes on, the patients who are less and less critical. >> and some of these patients are being carried down as many as 18 flights of stairs, posing a lot of danger. >> there is no life, there is hardly any food as you mentioned earlier, the national guard is helping with some of that. it's unbelievable. i have to say, you keep in mind, you know, maybe it's obvious that these doctors and nurses, many of them also affected by the storm. their families, homes, all of that, and many of them have just
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been here from the beginning, have not left. the national guard, which you were describing this bucket brigade. up 13 flights of stairs hours on ends. they would keep doing it. what prompted the evacuation, is when they started to clear some of the water from the basement where the fuel pumps are, they realized the damage was worse than they even thought it was and at that point, they realized they needed to evacuate. it was going to take too long to fix the pumps, they needed to do something. >> we've seen a lot of heroic work, sanjay. nyu, and our thoughts with all of the doctors and national guard folk and nurses and orderlies.
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i said there were no more hospitals in lower manhattan open. but i forgot about beth israel. so there is one. laguardia airport. late word tonight it will reopen tomorrow, that is the good news. as for limited subway service that resumes tomorrow in new york, no rains running south of 34th street in an area that includes the financial district. sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. some stations remain underwater. catastrophic damage to underground tracks and equipment. the mta says it's too early to tell when full service will return or if every subway line can actually be fixed. some may be beyond repair. millions depend on the subway each day. all of us in the city a few commuter train lines went back into service this afternoon. for the most part, commuters relied on buses, cars, and cabs and weren't being gouged on prices. gridlock as bad as we've been
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seen in manhattan. take a look at columbus circle, south of central park on the west side earlier today. one massive traffic jam, largely caused by that train, still dangling over 57th street and closed off the entire region about a seven-block area around there. carol joins me from the queensboro bridge which connects manhattan and queens. what's the latest in terms of people trying to get in and out of manhattan? it's been a nightmare all day, jason. >> you are absolutely right. a frustrating day for commuters. we've been watching them today, not just at the queensboro bridge, but downtown at the brooklyn bridge. a few stragglers making the late-nit trek across the queensboro bridge, trying to get across. thousands of people unable to take a train, unable to take a subway. buses were running are running, at least this section of the city, you can see the line here,
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even at this hour, at 10:00, a line going down the block to try to get on that one bus, still waiting to take on some passengers, people telling us they waited three to four hours at a certain point to get on a bus. people have been patient throughout the day. take a look at video we shot two hours ago. people rushing, crushing, trying to get on this bus that pulled up. people been patient all day. but tempers got the best of them for a little while as everyone tried to get on this one particular us with that pulled up. at one point we saw an elderly man and woman trying to get on, people allowed them, backed off at least a little while to get on and the crush started again, it ended with people basically doing what they needed to do. the bus driver turning and saying we're going to make this happen and he said half have a nice day and despite what you are seeing there, eventually things turned out all right at least for now. one ups worker who decided not to take the bus, he decided he
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would make the walk like so many people did across the bridge, he basically summed up the feeling of a lot of commuters today. listen to what he had to say. tell me about the commute for you today? >> i walked from queens boulevard over here. >> and put that in perspective for me. what kind of walk was that? >> a marathon. a marathon. a marathon, what's what you can call it today. >> what are we talking about in terms of hours? >> about two hours of walk. and no buses, nothing. >> you need the train service very bad? >> and, anderson, one woman summed it up. i'll paraphrase it. look, i've got to walk a few hours one way, a few hours another way, but when i get back, i have a home to go to, and obviously, sadly, given what we know about the after effects of this storm, so many people do not have a home to go home to, so that's probably one thing
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that we should all keep in perspective as we watch these commuters complain or in some cases complain about the long commute today, and will likely have again tomorrow. >> yeah, we're all in this together. i mean, everybody is in the same boat. let's hope people's patience continues in the days ahead. this will be a long recovery. the images of flooded subway tunnels are sobering, even surreal. we have never seen anything like this. we have the director of the transportation nation project, got a first hand look today. andrea, you got into a path train station downtown, the train that links manhattan to where i am in new jersey, hoboken. a lot of people have been asking me about this. what does it look like, how was it? >> it was, well, completely dark, and the water was all the way up to the subway platform. this is the world trade center,
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path station, so for the station was destroyed and then rebuilt after the world trade center attack, and now the governor says that there is saltwater going back five miles in that tunnel to new jersey. >> well, five miles in the tunnel. do they have any kin of timetable for when they may be able to get it repaired or are they just going to have to wait to get the water out before they can assess it? >> they haven't given us a timetable. we spoke to colonel paul bowen of the army corps of engineers who was in new orleans after hurricane katrina, and he said new york city is a much more complex problem, because these tunnels are so deep and they are so long, and the path tunnel may be even a little bit luckier if you will, than the subway tunnels, because the subway
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tunnels, a system that just had its 108th birthday on saturday. one day before hurricane sandy hit, and some of the electrical equipment in these tunnels are so old, they don't know what the effect of saltwater eroding the tunnels. one of the things that struck me, governor cuomo, talking quite strongly yesterday and today about climate change and how climate change has made lower manhattan much more vulnerable to storm surges and made the subway system vulnerable, which is, unfortunately, something that was predicted and predictable. >> well, it's also something -- i was talking to a climate change expert today. it is only going to get worse. we've seen the water rise a foot over the last 100 years, but in the next 100 years, it will rise another two to three feet.
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for an island like manhattan, that's something we have to contend with. andrea, thank you very much. our cover rage continues. a lot more. late word that governor christie has taken action to boost fuel supplies in the state, making easier for local sellers to bring in diesel and gasoline from out of state. a lot of folks, even if they can thrive around, don't have the gas to do it anymore. what the governor and president obama saw today as they toured the hardest hit areas in new jersey. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread?
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a picture of power outages on one end of the skyline. and the apparently normal farther uptown. i say apparently normal. because life won't be entirely back to normal for quite a while. because of that, moments ago, new york governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency, announcing from now through the end of the week, all travel on public transit, buses, subways, any subways that are running, and commuter trains will be free. the idea to get people who need to come into manhattan for work out of private cars and of on of the streets. a number of people have lost their lives. 28 people have lost their lives in new york city. 56 total across sandy's deadly path in the u.s. and we're seeing both at ground level and especially from the air, perhaps the worst physical destruction is along the jersey shore. some images have been extraordinary today. as you saw at the top. president obama and new jersey
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chris christie toured the devastation area. more on that from jessica yellin. >> reporter: unexpected political bedfellows. >> i can't thank the president enough for personal concern and compassion for the people of our state. >> reporter: president obama returned the favor. >> he put his heart and soul to making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back stronger than before. >> reporter: owe became kra and christie, on board the presidential helicopter to view the storm ravaged coast, the fema director can be ellier right now. >> and walking the neighborhood among the hardest hit. among the surprises? a president not known for displaying affect certainly did it this way. >> we'll help you get it all together, all right? i promise, promise. you're going to be okay. >> and governor chris christie, one of mitt romney's top campaign attack dogs.
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>> give me a plane ticket back to chicago, you've earned. >> reporter: went out of his way to burnish president obama's leadership credentials. >> he sprung into action immediately while we were in the cars riding together. this is our sixth conversation since the weekend, and it's -- it's been a great working relationship. >> reporter: the storm's plitt maps on the plus side for the president acting as emergency responder in chief. >> i instituted a 15-minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, the mayor's, governor's, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> reporter: demonstrating a well-funded federal government can help. >> part of the reason we can respond quickly to all of this, they helped make sure fema financing was in place. >> and leaving aside campaign jabs for post crisis unity. >> you see neighbored helping
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neighbors. then are you reminded about what america is all about. >> reporter: on the down side? if power isn't restored for hundreds of thousands of americans, they could vent their frustration at the ballot box and no one knows how the storm will impact turnout on election day, by a state hit by sandy. >> political observers initially said the storm could hurt president obama by depressing the early vote in battle ground states. the battleground states, nam, and virginia, don't worry about early person voting, not really a determine for the obama campaign. the storm could affect early voter turnout. but the states hardest hit are blue states, new jersey, new york, and connecticut. they are still likely to go for president obama.
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cnn, jessica yellin, the white house. >> here with the hoboken mayor, dawn zimmer what a day a day makes. the national guard hadn't arrived. and this is what she said about it last night. >> we are desperate for the national guard to come in we need their specialized equipment to get through city streets to safely get the people and evacuate those out of the national guard. >> you have been asking? >> i have been asking. chain of command. >> what are you hearing? >> they are coming, they are coming, they are coming, but they are not here. >> that was last night, we heard that around 8:00, shortly after, you got word they were coming and they arrived about 1:00 a.m. how are things now? >> we appreciate governor christie working to make sure the national guard came in, and i got a call from the white house and really appreciate. there were some
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miscommunications that happened. and president obama focussed on making sure if there is a mixed communication that he knows about it if we need additional presources, which we absolutely do, and make sure we get the resources of the city of hoboken. >> what is the greatest need? we talked on the phone, and the last couple of days, 50% of hoboken under water. how much now do you think? >> hard to say. it is receding. so still a third of hoboken is underwater and there are still people who can't get out of their homes and we've been going around today was medical emergencies. as we go around and focus on seniors and people with young children, you know, there is food, we need more food, we need more water, we need more resources coming in, and, you know, anyone who wants to make a donation can drop it off at
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hoboken high school at eighth and clinton street, we really appreciate that. we heard from a correspondent, i saw a lot of volunteers. they saw guys out trying to clear out drainage. that is heartening to see. >> it's amazing. volunteers have been absolutely amazing. i was with a team of volunteers tonight, going through, knocking on doors, checking on seniors, especialing those on a tenth floor of a building, hallway is dark, they can't get downstairs and can't climb all of the stairs, we were checking in, making sure they had food, bringing in water. we need more teams, making sure we are going to every single building. even in areas that aren't flooded. we need to check in on residents that really need us right now. we get through this power outage, what we're focused on.
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>> the question all day long, how quickly do you think power can be restored? >> that's the question the day. yeah, i mean, the estimates are a little scary, seven to ten days, what we're making sure -- part of the issue for us, two of the pump stations are flooded, so really appreciate the support we're getting from the county, they are coming in right now as we speak. united pump is working to pump the water from around the substation. hopelifuly that will alleviate it, and we can get in to repair the substation. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> i shake your hand, it's been in water, all dirty. >> it's okay. >> you should use purell now nah you touched me. up next, we'll speak to a
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we learned today, the giant fire that devastated the new york city community of breezy point was even more destructive than first believed. fire officials upped the number of homes destroyed to 110. flames were fanned by the gale force winds of sandy. and today, search and rescue teams scoured debris, checking for victims. i'm joined by matt long, a former new york firefighter who lost his home in the fire. it's a miracle he's alive after this disaster and in 2005, he amazingly survived another brush with death, his bus was struck by a 20-ton bus and sucked underneath it.
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i'm so sorry for your loss. how are you holding up? >> we're doing as well as can be expected. >> i know you went back home after the fire. is there anything that was salvagable? >> no, not at all. my everything was pretty much disintegrated. >> i was told when you went back, you were looking for something special. what was it? >> well, my wife and i went back the next day and we were digging around, hoping find something, and just before we were ready to leave, we looked down and sand the flowerbed used to be and our two young girls, grace and emily, had stones with their handprints and names on them, and i saw one of the purplestones through the soot,
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and then we looked and found the other one, for emily and brought them home to the girls. >> you can never replace that. we spoke with your father last night. he said it looked like warplanes came through and just destroyed the neighborhood. have you thought about what you are going to do now? how do you -- what is the first step? how do you begin to rebuild? >> well, i think something of this magnitude it will take some time before people can decide what they are going to do as far as rebuilding. no doubt, breezy point and rochaway has proven time after time after 9/11 and the plane crash. two months after september 11th, a community of faithful people and people that will believe in where they come from, they will rebuild, find a way, and i'm right there with them. >> yeah. well, again, our thoughts are with you and your family and everyone from breezy point who is suffering tonight, and breezy point will not be forgotten, nor
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will seaside heights, new jersey, or atlantic city. i appreciate you being with us. also toms river where michael holmes witnessed the destruction up close. you got a first look at the new jersey's barrier islands today. what was that like? what did you see? >> one of the first ones in there among the media, what we saw was pretty shocking actually. we expected it to be bad, and we heard from some of the first responders that it was bad, but it was extraordinary. one of the first things we saw driving through was an entire intact house in the middle of a street. and it literally had been blown off and forced off by the water off its foundation and put about 30 yards away from the foundations. the other extraordinary thing, standing there looking down the road at something else, and i noticed what i thought was a puddle of water. it was a sinkhole with a full sized pickup in it that you
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could barely see above the waterline. these are the sorts of things that greeted the first responders as well. houses that are just blown off their foundations, others that did not look at first blush to be badly damaged, but you saw they were twisted. the frame was twisted so a lot of the houses that don't look too bad will have to be pulled down anyway. it's tens and tens of millions of there's. the other thing we noted was the smell of natural gas. you could hear it hissing from the wreckage of houses. and there were numerous fires. and there was an area of three or four football fields just leveled and blackened and the fire still burning. that area used to have dozens of houses on it. just quite an extraordinary almost surreal thing. you looked down a couple of streets and it looked like iraq after a battle had taken place after the damage and cars and
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various states of disrepair. it was quite an emotional thing for the first responders too. toms rivers police have done such ab incredible job getting out to help people. they were showing us around. the police chief said he had never seen anything like this. we've talked to some of the locals who stayed through the hurricane and regretted doing so. one poignant one. a man who had a wife. and he said he only stayed, she felt more comfortable lostayingn familiar surroundings, but he wished he had left. we have seen 30 or 40 front end loaders and starting to scoop sand off the streets. those dunes, 2 feet, they are gone, the ocean blew through them, and the sand three or four blocks inside the township and they have to get rid of that as -- the destruction is almost
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complete. >> so much work to be done. generations much americans have memories of summers along the jersey shore at the amusement parks. want to show you what's left of the roller coaster in seaside heights. it's sitting in the atlantic ocean, the boardwalk is gone. joining me now, mayor bill acres. mayor, your community is devastated a word we've heard a lot. it certainly applies for your community. what is the latest on the response effort and safety of your residents? >> we had a -- a big meeting today with the state police and the chiefs of police from the other towns that are affected by this, also emergency response people, oem and we will be doing a final door-to-door at 8:00 a.m. knocking on doors. anybody is left, we need to get
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them out of the town as we get closer to getting utilities, whether it be electric, water, sewer, turn back. for their safety, all of the issues, we don't know what is going to happen. probably within the next three to ten days, so that's going to be the first thing we do. >> do you -- >> go ahead, sir. >> do you have any sense of the scope of destruction at this point? the number of houses or lives affected? any sense really? >> you know, i -- i've tried to -- i was watching it as i was waiving about what's going on. police kind enough to provide videos, the overhead videos you you see. i walked that through, and you
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can see the pilings are gone, the foundation of the houses, the aerial views don't do justice to what we're seeing on the ground, and what people are going to have to come back to and deal with. it's more than i ever thought i would see. you can prepare for it. you think you know. and you just don't. >> yeah, and the aerial pictures, it's hard to wrap your mind around it. just the tail of it is kind of mind boggling, so many people have mentioned the special spirit of your community and the memories they have of it, and not only people of new jersey, but visitors from all around the country and the world. what do you want people to know about your residents, around see
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hide side heights. >> i think the best part is that the best part of seaside heights is left intact, and that's the people. the peopolice department, the f department, the responders, the first aid department, all of the volunteers. you know, by the grace of god, they are here, we are going to rebuild, we are going to be back, we'll be different, no question about it, we will be different, but be seesiaside heights. it's amazing, the line for people that have been here and have been touched in one way or another that are sending this,
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sending wonderful priors, i guess that's what keeps you going. you get a little bit of sleep and you know it's going to be a good thing. just a long way off. i just don't know when. >> yeah. i know i and a lot of people look forward to visiting the boardwalk when the businesses are up and back and the community is back as it will be. mayor, we wish you the best. we'll talk to you in the days ahead. thank you. >> thank you, sir. up next, a giant crane still hangs 1,000 feet above a midtown street. another casualty of the storm. we'll hear from an expert, how to make the dangerous designation much safer. [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ]
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good evening. coming to you live from the city of hoboken, new jersey. from an intersection flooded with water close to city hall. a lot of terrifying moments in the storm for people, one of the most terrifying for new yorkers, the arm of a construction crane on top of a high rise, swung backward and broke, the massive metal boom left dang ring 1,000 feet over midtown. police cordoned off several blocks. that arm still dangling, boom with the crane. a live shot of the crane a couple blocks from cnn. mayor michael bloomberg says that engineers have determined that the crane is securely fastened to the building. they will have to construct another crane on top of the building to take down the broken one. i spoke with the owner of diamondback hoist and rigging. i appreciate you being with us.
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the city says the boom of that crane is secured. clearly not to the point that people will be let back into the area. still cordoned off. perhaps more secure than it was. a number of variables in this. what do you make of the situation? how safe is this? >> hopefully the city engineers have looked at the upper assembly, holding the entire crane in the air if that's secure, the number two would be securing the boom itself to prevent that from attaching or falling to the ground. >> and the only way to get this thing down is basically to build another crane, a second crane on top of the tower to dismantle the first one, is that correct? >> that's correct, anderson. typically what would happen, a derrick will be assembled and attach of attached to the building itself. and that derrick would dismantle and remove the damaged
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components or replace them or remove the entire thing. >> what do you think happened here? was this just an error of somebody -- because usually cranes kind of weather vane and that's how they are able to last through the high winds. what was the mistake here? >> it's hard to say looking at the video. all have weather vane functions. some are electrically controlled. which means we're relying on electiricity to complete that function. possibly the weather vane function wasn't releasing the brakes of the crane as it should have been. looking at the video, it was pointed up wind toward the wind. had the crane been are at the same timed rotated in the option direction, i don't think there
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would be any damage at all. >> it's still creating havoc in midtown around 57th street, that whole air cordoned off. all day long traffic jams and people still evacuated from the surrounding buildings. richard graham, appreciate your expertise and you talking with us. that part of midtown thankfully sits on high ground. not so much as we've seen up and down the jersey shore. belmar, new jersey, underwater. all of the water not able to dampen the spirits of people who live there as randi kaye found out first hand. >> if ever this belmar, new jersey, neighborhood needed one, they found one. they call him st. michael. his real name, michael irwin. the last two days, he is boating people two and from their homes, working 12-hour shifts. >> a couple of our neighbors, we got out and their dog, chuck we got out and his dog lucky, and
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there's a couple other people we have gotten out and other families, make sure they made it to dry land. >> reporter: lucky for his neighbors, michael is a surfer and kayaker, so he had a wet suit, also a boy scout, so he says he's always prepared. this area is known as the eighth avenue neighborhood and the water we're in right now, normally a street, an avenue, about 4 feet deep, so luckily, most of the residents, not all of them, but mote most of them did evacuate before hurricane sandy even hit. irene mccann evacuated to her son's house. but now she's returned, and she needs michael's help to reach her home. >> how much damage is in your home? >> almost to the porch. we have a tall, high porch, and it's right up there. hot water heater, furnace, everything gone. my husband's tools, everything.
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>> this is a tight-knit community, where neighbors help neighbors, even the councilman came by in his kayak to see how everyone is doing. >> i have lived in belmar for 60 years, nothing come close. at 8:00, called to bhif and said what's the white stuff in the lake? it was a wave and in a couple of minutes, our house was unundulated by water. >> and michael has his own troubles too. >> when it came, like 7:00 or something like that, within a half an hour, we were flooded. >> he took us by kayak to his house. this is your house behind us? >> right there. we are in your front lawn. >> in my driveway. >> front lawn, driveway, your standing in it, and about three feet water. >> about four feet of water, yeah. >> michael says he has been six feet of water in his house, no power or heat. no surprise, considering the
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amount of water here. ocean avenue is a few blocks away, and the ocean dumped water to nearby silver lake which overflowed his michael's neighborhood. one look at the submerged car and you can see the water won't be receding any time soon. >> randi kaye joins us now. i want you to know, behind us, one of the national guard vehicles, several dozen vehicles here that they have been using to patrol through hoboken. belmar, any idea when that neighborhood might get some relief? >> actually, anderson, just before the live hit here, we saw a member of the national guard come by, asked us if we needed anything, checking on the neighborhood, looking for relief very soon, it's cold here, don't have pow every or heat and that's because of all of the water that's still sitting here behind me, even behind me, still
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four feet deep and not going anywhere, as i mentioned, ocean avenue two stop signs down and the water isn't going away with the low tide. just sitting here, tomorrow, the good news is, they will bring in massive pumps that can pump out like 40,000 to 60,000 gallons of water per minute. they will get started, and hopefully they will bring it out, get it to recede a bit. they will work on power which they hope will be up and running again in a week, anderson. >> randi, appreciate that. the water in this intersection in hoboken has been going down in the couple of hours we've been here. you see very strange things. a lot of photographs floating around. a photograph of three friends having fun at a paurt. also fish if you can believe it or not. swimming around my feet, three or four-inch fish, very string what you find in this water. when we come back, we want to honor the victims and the survivors of sandy, the names of
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death, and chance. jesse and her close friend jacob vogelman, out for a quick walk on monday night. they were walking her dog max. neighbors say an enormous tree suddenly uprooted by the force of the storm and pinned them both beneath the weight. their bodies weren't discovered until early yesterday morning. jesse was the daughter of the executive director of a new york advocacy group, new york communities for change. on its website, jesse was you'll ju eulogized as an amazing young woman. and a storm brought down a powerline that began to spark. the streets drenched with rain and how lauren touched the line according to police. rescuers were unable to reach her for half an hour. on the good ravaged streets,
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cracking. like -- >> did you have any idea what was happening? >> like the fire department came and knocked and told to us evacuate because the roof was going to fall, and then i -- then i started getting scared and started hurrying up and packing. >> well, we are just starting to learn the names of some of the people whose lives have been lost over the last several days, in the days ahead, we hope to learn more and hope to be able to bring you their stories to honor the lives they lived and the lives we've lost. we'll be right back. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola.
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